COT's offices are on Lake Street, between Michigan Avenue and Wabash. I live in Lakeview near Broadway and Wellington where there is a wonderful cheese (and other things) store called Pastoral. This is a favorite of ours and a real treat to have just up the street. Bobtail is three stores nearer but that is another story. The big news is that last week Pastoral opened its second location just opposite our offices on Lake. It will do terrifically well and anyone downtown in Chicago needs to go and check it out.
I will be in Bloomington, Indiana tomorrow and have some auditions in Carol Vaness's studio. And then I am making a guest appearance with Christopher Hunt's Arts Management class who are doing an opera production project. It will be interesting to get a sight of the next generation from such a fine university as IU. Both Carol and Christopher are old friends and colleagues of mine going back further than any of us care to contemplate. It will be fun whatever else it may be!